Ceramic Heating Element Suppliers

Ceramic heating elements are designed to produce and distribute heat in a controlled manner. These elements are made from non-metallic ceramic materials that have good electrical and thermal properties. The most common type of ceramic used for heating elements is alumina (Al2O3), although other ceramics with specific properties may be utilized depending on the application.


Ceramic Heater Benefits

Tecnologic are a leading ceramic heating element suppliers, able to offer products and compatible components for a range of heating application, providing a reliable system of precise temperature control, suitable for the specific application.

Typically, the key characteristics and advantages of ceramic heating elements can be identified as:

High Temperature Capabilities – Ceramic heating elements can withstand high temperatures, making them suitable for applications requiring an intense heat.

Fast Heating and Cooling – These heat elements have excellent thermal conductivity, allowing for quick heating and cooling cycles.

Chemical Resistance – Ceramic materials are often chemically inert and resistant to corrosion, making them suitable for use in harsh environments.

Electrical Insulation – Ceramic elements are electrically insulating, preventing electrical leakage and reducing the risk of electrical hazards.

Uniform Heating – They provide even heat distribution across their surface, ensuring uniform heating of the target material.

Long Lifespan – With proper care and usage, ceramic heat elements can have a long operational life.

Versatility – Ceramic heating elements find applications in a wide range of industries, such as electronics, food processing, laboratories and manufacturing.

Some examples of applications of Ceramic Heat Elements:


Environment Type Application Key Property
Industrial Furnaces and kilns Kilns, metal sintering, heat treatments High Temperatures
Science and Laboratory Ovens and heating devices Process and equipment Precise and consistent temperature control
Household Appliances Space heaters, soldering, hair dryers Response times and safety features
Automotive Industry Product Heated seats, defogging and DPF regeneration Response times and safety features
Semiconductor Processing Vapour deposition Chemical and Physical vapour deposition Precise control and chemical resistance
Food Industry Cooking Ovens, toasters and equipment Safe and uniform heating


It’s important to follow safety guidelines and manufacturer recommendations when using ceramic heating elements, as misuse or improper operation can lead to damage or hazards. Always ensure that the heating element is compatible with the intended application and power supply.

Ceramic heat elements come in various types, each designed for specific applications and as the table demonstrates, selected for specific heat distribution characteristics.

Characteristics and suitability of the different elements


Ceramic Strip Heater Benefits and Features:

Ceramic strip heaters are flat, rectangular-shaped elements that are commonly used in industrial and domestic heating applications. They are typically made from high-temperature-resistant ceramic materials like alumina and may contain embedded heating wires or coils.


Features and Applications:

Even Heat Distribution: Ceramic strip elements provide uniform heat distribution over their surface, making them suitable for applications where consistent temperature levels are required.

Industrial Ovens: They are commonly used in industrial ovens, drying chambers, and other processes that require steady and reliable heat.

Household Heaters: Some domestic heaters utilize ceramic strip elements for efficient and safe heating.



Ceramic Infrared Heater Benefits and Features:

Ceramic Infrared Heating Elements: Ceramic infrared heating elements, also known as ceramic infrared heaters, produce heat through infrared radiation. These elements are made using ceramic materials with special additives that enhance their infrared radiation properties. Unlike conventional heating elements that heat the surrounding air, infrared heaters directly transfer heat to objects and surfaces in their line of sight.


Features and Applications:

Targeted Heating: Ceramic infrared heaters are ideal for applications where precise and targeted heating is needed, as they can heat specific objects without heating the entire surrounding area.

Fast Response Time: They have a rapid response time, reaching full heating capacity quickly after being turned on.

Industrial Processes: Ceramic infrared heaters are used in various industrial processes, including paint drying, plastic forming, and curing coatings.

Space Heating: Infrared heaters are also used in space heating applications, providing focused warmth in indoor and outdoor settings.



Both ceramic strip and ceramic infrared heating elements offer advantages in terms of efficiency, safety, and versatility. The specific choice of ceramic heating element depends on the application requirements, desired heat distribution, and the targeted surface or material to be heated.

In addition to ceramic strip and ceramic infrared heating elements, there are several other types of ceramic heaters designed for specific applications.


Ceramic Band Heater Features and Benefits:

Ceramic band heaters consist of a ceramic insulating jacket that encases heating coils. They are cylindrical in shape and are designed to wrap around pipes, barrels, or other cylindrical objects to provide localized heating.


Features and Applications:

Barrel and Pipe Heating: Ceramic band heaters are commonly used to heat plastic extrusion barrels, injection molding machines, and other industrial equipment.

High-Temperature Applications: They are suitable for applications requiring high temperatures and provide efficient heat transfer to the target object.


Ceramic Cartridge Heaters:

Ceramic cartridge heaters are compact, cylindrical heating elements that are inserted into a hole or cavity in a solid object to provide direct heating.


Features and Applications:

Versatile Heating: They are used in a wide range of applications, including 3D printers, hot runner systems, packaging equipment, and medical devices.

Rapid Heating: Ceramic cartridge heaters can reach high temperatures quickly, allowing for fast response times.


Ceramic Bobbin Heaters or Immersion Heaters:

Ceramic bobbin heaters are also known as immersion heaters and offer insulated heating elements wound on a ceramic or non-metallic bobbin. They are often used for heating liquids and gases.


Features and Applications:

Immersion Heating: Bobbin heaters are designed to be immersed directly in liquids or gases for effective and efficient heating.

Boiler and Water Heater Applications: They find use in water boilers, water heaters, and other liquid heating systems.

Ceramic Flat Panel Heaters: Ceramic flat panel heaters are thin, flat heating elements with a large surface area, designed to heat up quickly and distribute heat evenly.


Features and Applications:

Space Heating: These heaters are commonly used in residential and commercial space heaters for their quick heating and energy efficiency.

Room-Warming Applications: They are often used in bedrooms, offices, and other areas where even and gentle heat distribution is desired.


Ceramic PTC Heaters (Positive Temperature Coefficient):

Ceramic PTC heaters are made from materials with a positive temperature coefficient, meaning their resistance increases with temperature.


Features and Applications:

Self-Regulating: PTC heaters have a self-regulating feature, meaning they automatically reduce power consumption as they reach higher temperatures.

Overheat Protection: These heaters are often used in applications where overheat protection is crucial, such as in hair dryers and automotive heaters.


Specifications, Guidance & Supply of Ceramic Heating Elements

Each type of ceramic heater offers distinct advantages and is tailored to specific applications. When selecting a ceramic heater, it’s essential to consider factors like the desired heating characteristics, the required temperature range, and the nature of the target material or surface to be heated.

Tecnologic have specialist technical teams able to provide advice and guidance for your specific project and can also supply custom-designed industrial heating elements in small to medium volumes with much cost-efficiency to our clients. You are welcome to make contact via contact form

Our technical team – are on hand and happy to help guide and advise you. They are available from 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and from 9am to 4pm Friday.

or call us directly: 01252 377 600


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